This unit covers setting work holding fixtures/devices/tools, setting tooling offsets, trialling the program, instructing the operator and replacing worn or damaged tooling.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:
MEM07016C

Prerequisites

Path 1 MEM07015B Set computer controlled machines/processes MEM07024B Operate and monitor machine/process MEM07028B Operate computer controlled machines/processes MEM09002B Interpret technical drawing MEM12023A Perform engineering measurements MEM18001C Use hand tools Path 2 MEM07005C Perform general machining MEM07015B Set computer controlled machines/processes MEM09002B Interpret technical drawing MEM12023A Perform engineering measurements MEM18001C Use hand tools

Assessment

Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - reading, interpreting and following information on written job instructions, specifications, standard operating procedures, charts, lists, drawings and other applicable reference documents; - planning and sequencing operations; - checking and clarifying task related information; - attaching ancillary devices; - mounting work holding devices; - measuring tool offsets; - entering and verifying tool offsets; - producing and checking first-off samples; - editing programs; - instructing machine operator on the sequence of operations; - following safety procedures, and; - identifying worn or damaged tooling and taking appropriate corrective action.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - ancillary equipment and its applications; - procedures for attaching the ancillary device(s) to the NC/CNC machine; - work holding devices, their application and procedures for mounting them; - location of work holding fixtures/devices/tools relative to the machine zero or datum; - reasons for establishing tool offsets; - procedures and devices for measuring tool offsets; - procedures for entering and verifying tool offset; - procedures for adjusting tool offsets; - operating procedures; - safety features and equipment; - measuring devices/ techniques for checking the parts or product; - effects of changes to cutting feeds and speeds; - the impact of changes to the sequence of operations on the part or product to be produced; - procedures for editing programs via the machine controller; - the sequence of operations of the machine/process; - examples of worn or damaged tooling; - the effects of worn or damaged tooling; - the corrective action to be taken for worn or damaged tooling; - hazards and control measures associated with computer controlled machines, including housekeeping, and; - safe work practices and procedures.

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